English | 2016 Subject changes | Support Materials | Recommended Text Lists | Film

Film and television texts

The following texts are suggestions for the study of English. These examples are not meant to be prescriptive or exhaustive, but are indicative of the nature of appropriate texts.

  • Abu-Assad, H., The Idol
  • Ball, W., The Maze Runner
  • Blair, W., The Sapphires
  • Blomkamp, N., District 9
  • Boyle, D., Slumdog Millionaire
  • Brierley, S., Lion
  • Chadha,G., Bride and Prejudice
  • Dauldrey, S., Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Eastwood, C., Gran Torino
  • Elliot, A., Mary and Max (claymation)
  • Fincher, D., The Social Network
  • Freeman, E., Glitch
  • Goldberger, J., Life of a King
  • Haggis, P., Crash
  • Hitchcock, A., The Birds
  • Huynh, M., The Boat (short animated film adapted from short story by Nam Le)
  • Kuenne, K., Validation (short film)
  • Jones, G., Five Bells
  • Lee, A., The Life of Pi
  • Lurhmann, B., The Great Gatsby
  • Mangold, J., Girl, Interrupted
  • McGehee, S., What Maisie Knew
  • Miller, B., The Handmaid's Tale
  • Minghella, A., The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency (television series)
  • Moorhouse, J., The Dressmaker
  • Mordaunt, K., The Rocket
  • Noyce, P., Rabbit Proof Fence
  • Page, A., The Kiss (short film)
  • Penn, S., Into the Wild
  • Perkins, R., Redfern Now
  • Polanski, R., Chinatown
  • The Turning Ensemble, The Turning
  • Webber, P., Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Van Sant, Gus, Finding Forrester or Good Will Hunting
  • Whelan, D., The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey

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